Character Counts


There are 6 pillars. Each grade level will present the character trait of the month to another grade. Each character trait has a color. You will want to incorporate the colors into the assembly. Be creative with the assemblies. Each class can do something (song, short skit, poem, etc.) or the grade level can present as a whole. All assemblies will take place in the MPR. They all start at 11:30 AM. They should not be less than 10 minutes but no longer than 15-20 minutes long. As part of the Assembly, your grade will also discuss their country for International Festival. More information will come.

The 1st of every month, the entire school may wear the Character Color of the Month. The Assemblies will all be held on the 1st Wednesday of the month. The colors and dates are listed below.

In addition to the assemblies, each trait will be discussed during the flag ceremony and each class should be studying a person a month from the Agenda Book (which has the trait of the month).

  • Thursday, September 1st: Character Counts Whole School Color Day – Green
    Wednesday, September 7th: 8th grade presents to Kindergarten – Responsibility
  • Monday, October 3rd: Character Counts Whole School Color Day – Blue
    Wednesday, October 5th: 7th grade presents to 1st grade– Trustworthiness
  • Tuesday, November 1st: Character Counts Whole School Color Day – Purple
    Wednesday, November 2nd: 6th grade presents to 2rd grade– Citizenship
  • Thursday, December 1st: Character Counts Whole School Color Day – Red
    Wednesday, December 7th: 5th grade presents to 3rd grade – Caring
  • Monday, January 9th: Character Counts Whole School Color Day – Orange
    Wednesday, January 11th: 4th grade presents to Pre K – Fairness
  • Wednesday, February 1st: 3rd grade presents to 5th grade – Respect
    Note: this is also a Spirit Day
  • Wednesday, March 1st: 2nd grade presents 4th grade & 6th grade – Respect
    Note: this is also a Spirit Day
  • Monday, April 3rd: Character Counts Whole School Color Day – Blue
    Wednesday, April: 5th: 1st grade presents to 7th grade Trustworthiness
  • Monday, May 1st: Character Counts Whole School Color Day – Red
    Monday, May 1st: Kindergarten presents to 8th Grade – Caring


TRUSTWORTHINESS (blue- think “true blue”)
Be honest
Don’t deceive, cheat or steal
Be reliable; do what you say you’ll do
Be loyal
Have the courage to do the right thing
Build a good reputation
Keep your promises

RESPECT (yellow- “the Golden rule”)
Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule
Be tolerant of differences
Use good manners, not bad language
Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone
Be considerate of the feelings of others
Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements

RESPONSIBILITY (green – think responsible for a garden or finances)
Do what you are supposed to do
Persevere; keep on trying
Always do your best
Use self-control
Be self-disciplined
Think before you act; consider the consequences
Be accountable for your choices

FAIRNESS (orange – dividing an orange equally with a friend)
Play by the rules
Take turns and share
Be open-minded; listen to others
Don’t take advantage of others
Don’t blame others carelessly

CARING (red-think of a heart)
Be kind
Be compassionate and show you care
Express gratitude
Forgive others
Help people in need

Do your share to make your school and community better
Get involved in community affairs
Stay informed; vote.
Be a good neighbor
Obey laws and rules; respect authority.